Video of The Day: Sand Art

August 14th, 2009

Episode 133: “You are always near”

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but you get those evenings when you start spiraling down the YouTube hole. You know what I mean: you watch one video, then another, then one more and before you know it you’ve “wasted” an hour watching cats attempt to sing. Anyhow via the Guardian blog, I came across sand artist Kseniya Simonov (pronounced as Xenia), who won the Ukrainian version of Britain’s/America’s Got Talent. The videos of her are just amazing; it’s not just painting a picture in sand, but actually telling a complete story through it:

If I’m right, the following two videos are what she did during the final:

After a couple more of her videos (having spent already 45 minutes on them), I discover that (of course) she’s not the only sand artist out there. Here’s one from Ilana Yahav:

And another. With penguins and butterflies!

I’ll stop with the overload of videos now, but if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, just search YouTube for ‘sand art’. There are loads more like these posted here.

Via the Guardian